Posts Tagged ‘Dream occasions’
Diversify from weddings into party planning
If you would like a cash injection this summer for your wedding business then I have the perfect solution: Diversify your wedding business by offering party planning I have been offering party planning through my business Dream Occasions for over 10 years. Parties account for 50% of my revenue each year and I have learnt over…Read More
Marquee Wedding – Training Webinar 23rd February
We know some planners have turned down marquee weddings as they’ve been hesitant about what is actually involved. This is a terrible shame and a missed opportunity. We therefore decided to host a Webinar dedicated to showing you how to run a marquee wedding. We hope this will give you the confidence to say yes next time.…Read More
Getting Married in East Anglia
East Anglia, compromising the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is home to The Fens, the world-renowned Cambridge University, Norwich Cathedral, Sandringham, the Broads waterways and the idyllic Norfolk coastline to name but a few. And if you’re thinking about getting married in this area then you’ll also find a wealth of wedding venues and…Read More
WPE15 Speaker Focus – meet Bernadette Chapman
Running your own business is no mean feat. Most days you find yourself wearing all sorts of different hats and juggling tasks that most companies entrust to specialist managers: from making executive decisions for your business, to handling marketing, financial management, admin, planning your clients’ events, in addition to running your own home, being a…Read More
Should Wedding Planners Accept Commission?
Today I would like to tackle a topic that is close to the hearts of the UKAWP: directors and members alike. It’s the taboo subject of commission, also known as “kick backs”. We believe that every supplier has the duty to act with integrity and always with the couple’s best interest at heart: doesn’t that…Read More
Getting Married? Considering hiring a wedding planner?
One of the main reasons for the existence of the UKAWP is to act as a reliable reference point for you, the bride. If you are looking for a professional wedding planner, this is the place for you. We are the only membership organisation in the UK dedicated to the ‘wedding planning industry’. Wedding Planning is a rapidly…Read More
How can you be a successful parent & business owner?
Back in 2009 I wrote a blog post called “Mummy and Wedding Planner, can you do both?” During my 10 years in business I have met some amazing business owners who have a young family, and since that article I have had another child…the picture below was taken when my daughter was a few weeks…Read More
Showcase Wedding: Dream Occasions
Today we bring you the 3rd installment for our series of showcase weddings from members of the UKAWP. We must admit there has been a bit of a gap since Simone shared her showcase with us back in April and Kelly in February but we hope you can forgive us. Today’s showcase is from director…Read More
What's your USP?
Back in October Kelly did a post titled ‘Being Yourself’ following on from one on Think Splendid and I thought it might be prudent to follow on from this. I regularly review my business at Dream Occasions and think about ways I can improve. In order to do this I have to think about what…Read More
Member Focus: Bernadette Chapman
In our regular fortnightly series we welcome Bernadette from Dream Occasions in Essex who is the training director for the UKAWP. Why did you become a wedding planner? I was a very successful PA in the city for 10 years and worked for an American company so of course my stateside colleagues talked about hiring…Read More